Pros 1. The CPU speed
2. 5 megapixial camera with flash
3. screen display
4. fully customizable homescreen, widgets and enhanced photo galley features
5. voice recognition on almost every application
Cons Internal memory and lack of multitouch
Summary My previous phone was the t-mobile mytouch 3g with 1.6 android operating system. This was a certainly a great great update. It was very simple to just swap my microSDHC and sim card onto this new phone. Everything i've purchased was already displayed in the android market ready to be redownloaded. I myself own the itouch, my brother owns the iphone and his wife owns the iphone 3gs. I have to say this is whole lot better than the iphone. the experience is much better. the multitasking is easier. running multiable applications without feeling sluggish one bit just makes this phone a dream, that was one major draw back in the mytouch 3g. after running at least 5 program, i felt that the mytouch3g was going to explode. another feature problem that i had with the mytouch3g was accidently touching other letters on the keyboard. The nexus was absolutely less cumbersome.I just notice one big difference between android 1.6 and android 2.1! android 2.1 has Quickoffice! Quickoffice is android method of opening and editing word, excel, pdf and i believe powerpoint slides too. in android 1.6, you had to purchase 3rd party application to open these files. So having Quickoffice preinstalled already is definitely a big plus. It seems to work as well as the "DocumentsToGo" application by dataviz.
as for a iphone killer. i wont say yes or no. but the experience of multitasking is just simply joyful. I customized each pannel according to my needs. i add widgets to where ever i want. i design this phone to suit my needs. the nexus already runs faster than the iphone 3gs and on top of that it can multitask with easy. what i can i say?
the only thing i wish google launch was a itune like application for the PC. i dont care much about the music, but being able to manage the videos, applications and music on the pc would be a nice addition. but i guess google wanted this phone to be like its own computer.
i'm sure with later augments to the nexus and the android os, this phone will prove to be well accredited. as for apple as for their next phone, faster processor and seemless integration in our daily lives is obvious, they have to learn to make a leap in their iphone os. multitasking and customizeable pages are here. it's 2010 baby.
Updated on Jan 8, 2010
btw, i love how this phone examine your facebook friends and add them to your contact list. it automatically inserts their facebook picture into your contacts.
I noticed many people complained that the android doesnt have multitouch. This is totally incorrect. It's already built into the device already. it's just not enable because of copyright infringements. only proof i can give you if you want to play with the multitouch is to install dolphin web browser as your default browser.
3rd day with the phone i havent experience any downside. the phone is super fast.
Updated on Jan 12, 2010Almost had this phone for a full week. This phone still has a stellar performance. I think my phone's battery is running at its peak capacity. discharged the battery and recharged once so far. I did this a couple of times on mytouch because it had an initial battery life problems until i did this full drain and recharge (mytouch last like a bit more than a day at best from 8am till 12pm). i think through a full day of playing videos, plush pushing work e-mails, download updates, video games (5min), txting, e-mail and reading the news my phone is drained about 39%. so according to my phone my phone has been active for 14 hrs 28 mins since it's last charge. the display consumed 73% of the power, follow by cell phone stand by at 8%, and everything else is less than that. the power display is set at 25% marker (or at the middle setting on the power widget).
Updated on Jan 14, 2010i just unboxed the earphone. i know lame. i thought this was just a simple ipod headphone, which i have tons. im not an audiophile, but i love how google spare no expense for this phone. the headphonese are black and on one ear piece there's a cute android logo, but that's not the best part. the headphones have media player controller. it allows users to control the music player (foward, rewind, play, and pause) and it also allow users answer the phone with the play/pause button. i also like how google choose the finish for the back of the nexus phone. it feels very smooth and it's not prone to finger prints like the itouch/iphone
Updated on Feb 3, 2010just got the android 2.1 update 1 OS.
The multi-touch support and 3G connectivity were addressed.
The multi-touch works great. no qualms about it. I'm not sure if affects the keyboard or issues that people had with keyboard. i'm using a combination of the beta program swype, google android keyboard and the Google Pinying keyboards. I'm not having any issues. i tried speed typing with the android oem keyboard and it works fine from what i see. I also have the sleeve guard over nexus, perhaps prevent accidently multi-touch on the keyboard? Not sure, but the keyboard is working great.
Google Map update is just getting beter. Considering you're purchasing a portable internet device, music player, phone and GPS the cost of the phone is well worht it. i rely on my Nexus for live traffic updates.
i noticed 3G connection works great now. my trouble spot (2 areas at work) gives me constant 3/4 bars of 3G connection. I sort of had the same with mytouch before.
kudos to google
"DOA sum it up!"on by idkuser101
Pros The product itself look very nice and sleek. Browser is pretty fast and correctly load webpage in it's native form unlike my previous iphone3g. Nice packaging as well, very "Apple" like.
Cons It was dead within 1hr the moment I turn it off when the battery indicated low. I can't not tell you how frustrated I am now. I've waited 4 days for the phone. Now I might have to go 1-2 weeks and through the hassle of Google and HTC finger pointing.
Summary Google does not directly support the warranty of the phone so why would they even sell it in the first place? They should let T-Mobile carried the phone for heaven's sake so that I can go straight to T-Mobile store and return the very short lived phone. I ditch my iphone for this?Finally I got my replacement and it works wonderfully. I have no complaint thereafter. Android gave me so much more option than iphone OS. Not to mention most of iphone apps are present here in Android platform and or you can find similar apps in the Android market. I was able to set up Yahoo mail and notification (setup mail using 3g only). If I can change the review, it will be a 5 star no doubt.
Updated on Mar 13, 2010
Pros 1. thin & light
2. android OS with LOTS of FREE programs (way, way more than I saw on the web just going to the android market page without the phone), including plenty of programs for physicians & scientists (you just need to know how to find the
Cons 1. won't let you choose which picassa web albums you want to sync (it's all or none from your account); also no option to just download the album to your phone's SD card for offline viewing
2. no sound profiles available (you just adjust the volume-
Summary Pros continued (i ran out of room above):
3/4. lots of memory & beautiful display
5. easy to type (relative to iphone), with good correction software (and ti's easy to put your own commonly used words in its dictionary)
6. lots of home screens (i made one with direct dial shortcuts for my most frequently called numbers)
7. google calendar is great
8. it was actually easy to sync my outlook contacts & calendar to google
9. expandable memory card slot lets me hold LOTS of programs & music
10. way bettter than my old HTC tilt and my old blackberry pearl flip phones
11. background noise cancellation works great
12. lightening fast browser, etc when connected to a wifi network or 3G (too slow on edge, but that depends on where you live if you're using the gps
13. built in GPS makes my garmin useless as it's actually easier to use & clearer!
14. DOES do multi-touch technology, including the ability to expand or reduce a web page's size by pinching in like on iphone (a lot of reviews say it doesn't do this because they had the first os version)
2 - as needed, but won't let you make a notification ringtone for when the phone is loud and have it vibrate when on silent, etc)
3. you have to move the battery to switch the memory card
4. the light touch buttons on the bottom kind of suck- they should have been hard buttons
5. the only thing the track ball is good for is lighting up and tracking back within a sentence for editing
Neither pro nor con:
1. I really like the headphones it came with, but my husband was disappointed, saying he expected noise cancelling headphones for the phone's price
2. camera takes really beautiful pics, but there is a delay from when you press the button to when it snaps the photo; enough time for my toddler to move
3. battery display on the top doesn't really let you know how much battery is left with any accuracy, but there's a free widget that does
Overall, this is the best phone I've owned, and really the only one to add back full PDA functionality, especially for the medical programs. I hope google makes some updates to the next version of the android OS, based on my critics above, but overall this is really the best phone for me, as a mother, wife, and physician in New York.
"Better than Expected"on by grgnv
Pros F A S T, great display and it has plenty of room for apps.
Cons Bottom buttons are a bit tricky and no blue tooth voice dialing.
Summary I migrated from the G1 to the Nexus One. Couldn't be easier. I was able to keep my cheap family voice plan, and there is no cost difference between the G1 data plan and the Android data plan, so my monthly bill is the same (conversion took minutes even though T-Mobile quoted 2-48 hrs). All the apps I purchased on the G1 showed up as purchased on the Nexus One and downloaded and installed effortlessly. The OS is more polished moving from Android 1.6 to 2.1. It is lightning fast compared to the G1 and everything just seems to work better and faster.
Overall, a great phone and a significant improvement over my beloved G1.
Pros VERY fast
Android is getting to be very good
Excellent web surfing
Decent multimedia performance
Android apps are pretty good, unless you're looking to game hard on your phone
Voice input actually works extremely well
Works well overall as a phone
Cons Those four haptic feedback buttons aren't the most responsive
Android could still use some improvement
Not pertinent to a user review, but I'm not sure how this whole "selling online" scheme will work for Google.
Summary Let me start out by saying that the hardware, the technical specs on the Nexus One are absolutely superb. You can really feel the speed of that Snapdragon CPU in it. I did not encounter a single lag or hiccup in performance using it for several hours. That said, I feel like a phone as powerful and - dare I say it - classy as the Nexus One should have more than a measly 4GB of preinstalled storage.
Voice quality is good and clear, certainly better than many smartphones out there. Android's phone app isn't all that great, but it gets the job done almost all the time.
In terms of software, having used and interacted with Android since the G1, believe me when I say that Android has come a very, very long way. Its power was undeniable from the start, but since v1.5, Android has also developed a relatively friendly user interface that easily beats the pants off that of WinMo or BlackBerry's. However, it is not at the iPhone's or Palm Pre's level of ease of use yet. Given how aggressively Google has been updating and polishing it, I'm sure that Android will only become easier to use in the future. The Nexus is a great example of how far Android has come, and how much greater it can still become in the future.
Now that the Nexus has multitouch, its web browser is finally something that even the most rabid iPhone fanboy can't scoff at. Not that it wasn't decent before, but now it is even better. And if you don't like the stock Web browser, you can get another one from Android Market.
Which leads right into my next point. Android Market, the applications depot for Android, is arguably the unsung hero of the Android platform. Apple's App Store gets all the hoopla, but the Market has over 20,000 apps and counting. When comparing app stores, numbers eventually become less and less important. Is the App Store, with 150,000 apps or so, really 7x better than the Android Market? Definitely not. As I mentioned above, if you're not looking to play games on your phone - Android's selection of games is the one glaring weakness of the Market - then an Android phone has a bevy of useful and productive apps.
As I said before, the 4GB of storage is pretty pathetic, but if you're willing to shell out a bit more and get a decent amount of storage, Android will deliver in terms of multimedia. Again, it's not as polished and smooth as the iPhone's, but it gets the job done in a more "workmanlike" way.
And by the way, the much-ballyhooed voice input feature on the Nexus is NOT a gimmick. It is exceedingly accurate, and you can actually count on it as a handsfree way of entering input on your phone.
Now, while this phone is on the whole quite good, there are some flaws. It's a shame that HTC put such wimpy haptic feedback buttons on the bottom of the phone. Simply put, they're not very responsive. I had to hit one of them almost six times before it finally registered the touch.
I've already mentioned the 4GB of storage. It's a mistake, plain and simple. Fix it, HTC.
While Android is getting to be an excellent mobile OS. It's handily competes with iPhone OS and WebOS and the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series in terms of functionality. However, it needs UI work. There are still a bit too many moments where I need to think about where to go on the phone in order to do something. Like I said, it's come a hell of a way, but it's not at that "dead simple" operational level.
To wrap this up, the Nexus One is easily the best Android phone, and is a fierce competitor in the top smartphone tier. If Google can just keep working on Android as hard as they have, and if HTC can just fix those two incredibly infuriating hardware flaws, it could be the best smartphone overall. But it's just not there yet. Keep that in mind if you're looking to buy one.